In September 2020, a website for the Global PFAS Science Panel was launched. The organization describes itself as “a collaborative partnership among academic researchers, regulatory scientists and policy analysts dedicated to enhancing understanding of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and to protecting human and environmental health from potentially adverse effects associated with PFAS through better informed decision-making.” The site provides background information on a series of projects and related publications developed by the group’s members. These include investigating the essential uses of PFAS (including fluoropolymers), total human health and environmental impacts, efforts to move towards a global phase-out of the class of substances, and a call for persistence to be recognized as a major cause of concern on its own.

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Global PFAS Science Panel (September 2020). “Global PFAS Science Panel.”

Emma Davies (October 15, 2020). “Limit fluoropolymers to essential uses, says international PFAS science panel.” Chemical Watch